Alpinestars Resist Riding Jeans
Comfort and Protection... for a price
These riding jeans are easily my favorite pair. Longevity will be a question down the road, stitching seems OK but I have had more than a few pairs of other brand jeans in the past wear out quickly in the crotch.
These jeans have a nice bit of stretch to the fabric, allowing for me to very comfortably swing my leg over the bike without strong resistance. This also leads to all day comfort that I really appreciate. The color and wash is nice, and in a casual work environment fits right in for all day wear.
Protection... These jeans include hip and knee armor. The armor greatly exceeded my expectations in comfort and fit and well as performance. Other armored jeans I've used have pretty flimsy and questionable armor. The trade-off is all day wear-ability. You will have to remove the armor during your day, its too bulky. Removing and inserting armor pretty much requires you to take off your pants. Not convenient. As a result I typically only insert the full armor for a full day dedicated to riding.
Fit... I have a smaller waist and large quads/hamstrings. I'm not the archetype for modern skinny jeans, or even straight-leg jeans. These are a little snug, probably comparable to a regular fit in normal jeans. If you want a very relaxed fit go elsewhere. Again, the stretch in the soft outer material really helps.
Overall... If you can afford these jeans, want the option to insert armor for a serious day of riding, but also wear them on your commute and all day. These are a good choice.
October 5, 2015
Great riding jeans for the style inclined rider
One thing I love about these jeans is that I could throw them on, ride my bike downtown, get off the bike and look like I'm wearing a pair of regular jeans with perhaps a conversation starter pair of knee pads. They look great (I'm a thin framed guy) and I figure if I'm wearing them and forget I am, then they're a good pair. Tons of compliments on how well they fit me and with the added protection I feel free to ride naturally. Love these jeans and I haven't bought some straight casual jeans because these looks and feel so good on.
September 21, 2015
I have worn these jeans around 8 times.
Fit: As advertised. I wear a 34/32 jean, 5'10, 190ish lbs, athletic build, thick legs. The size 34 is spot on. Legs are long enough so they don't hike up in riding position. I wear them over SIDI Vertigo boots. No problem fitting over them.
Style: Look great on and off the bike.
Protection: Up until now I have been wearing Dainese Knee V E1 N Guards under a pair of Scorpion jeans. While I enjoyed the protection of the hard knee guards, on long rides they would get uncomfortable. The soft armor that comes with the A* jeans is much more comfortable, but I'm not certain they will be as protective in a fall, especially if you take a hit to the outside of your leg.
Comfort: Very comfortable, great air flow.
August 25, 2015
Great pair of riding Jeans.
Really good information on line and reviews of all the different riding jeans that are available. I picked the Alpinestars Resist because they were supposed to fit like 501's and offer good knee and hip protection. I am 5'11" 170 lbs. with about a 33-34" waist when ordering Levis. So I ordered the 34" and they arrived really fast. But they were too loose in the waist. So I exchanged for 32" and they fit just right. (Great exchange policy.) Nice quality denim, the reinforced fabric in knees and seat is pretty soft and not really noticeable although a bit warm on hot days. The knee pads do move around a bit in their pockets but partly I am just getting used to letting them settle in as the jeans get broken in. Pretty decent appearance, cuffs fit right around my boots, the waist is positioned well even while sitting on the bike, and I can even wear them around the office without anyone really noticing they are riding pants. Good Fit, Good Value, Sturdy Construction, Comfortable Feel = Good Buy!
July 20, 2015
Great jeans but not perfect
My second pair of motorcycle jeans, so I'm only comparing these to a pair of rev it campo
Fit isn't as tapered.... Levi's 501 ish straight leg
Sizing is spot on..... Go with your jean size !
Soft material right out the box
Hip armor so so, knee armor not great but still CE rated, takes a bit of time for them to conform to your knees too
Yes you have to get them tailored, they are long for my 30 inch inseam . I'm 5 11 , 185lbs, 32 jean size 35 ish belly 40 inch chest
Campo is more of a slim fit..... These are more of a straight fit
My 2 cent ...... Slim fit better to go inside pair of boots..... Straight fit would go over a pair of boots or riding shoes
May 6, 2015
Great Riding Jeans
I've had these for a year now and they have become my go-to riding jeans. Unlike the others, the denim is actually soft and can be worn off the bike. The knee pads are also functional but can be left in while not riding. The denim is a deep blue and they look fairly good, just don't expect to win any fashion awards.
April 22, 2015
Better than expected
These are a good pair of riding jeans overall. I don't think you can expect a ton of protection out of any denim, but these feel well made and the added knee protection and Kevlar would be helpful in a slower accident. I got them just for cruising around town and commuting which they work great for.
They don't have great style in my opinion, however they fit me well on and off the bike and I don't feel like I stick out as if I were wearing full leathers. I have size 32 and typically wear 32-34 depending on the brand. These are a tad snug but I think it's good to keep the armor in place. They seem a little pricey compared to other riding jeans but honestly the quality is much better than previous pairs I've had.
September 29, 2014
These pants are OK
The jeans are good for the most part. The fit is good and there is plenty of kevlar for protection. My issue is one of the pant legs tends to rotate as I ride so the the impact protection ends up on the outside of my knee. Probably not the best protection in a crash.
September 2, 2014